There are many bicycle accidents that happen in Chicago on an ongoing basis. In the last few months, several high-profile fatal Chicago bicycle accidents have occurred, which has heightened recognition of the issue of Chicago bicycling safety.
On this site, many Chicago and Chicago area bicycle accidents have been summarized. As well, additional discussion concerning various facets of bicycle accidents is seen on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” page and the “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” page.
While riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago has always presented safety challenges, many new factors have likely caused the potential danger in riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago – and in Chicago in general – to increase. Various bicycle accidents have been summarized throughout this site; additionally, various aspects of bicycle accidents and bicycle accident injuries have been discussed in the Chicago Bicycle Accidents and Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries pages.
A man has died following a bicycle accident that happened on September 20, 2016 in Evergreen Park. The man, Danny Carbol, 56, of Mount Greenwood, was a Chicago Fire Department lieutenant. He died from accident injuries on Monday (October 10, 2016) night.
The bicycle accident happened as Carbol was riding his bicycle home from work.
On this site, many bicycle accidents and their injuries have been discussed. These incidents appear to have been “accidental” in nature, i.e. for various reasons bicyclists have been injured in events that were unintentional in nature. One such example would be a “distracted driver” not seeing a bicyclist, and striking the bicyclist. Other accidents have been caused by other factors, such as a road hazard such as a pothole, which when hit by a bicycle causes the bicyclist to lose control, crash, and incur accident injuries.
However, at times injuries and/or deaths which lead to lawsuits are caused by intentional acts committed by another party. A recent Illinois lawsuit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court is one example for which an alleged intentional act caused by a motorist led to a bicyclist suffering various injuries.
There was a fatal bicycle accident Thursday evening (September 22, 2016) in Evanston.
According to authorities, the accident happened in the 2000 block of Sheridan Road (near Sheridan Road and Northwestern Place) as a cement truck was traveling northbound on Sheridan Road between Garrett Place and Library Place with the green light. At approximately 5:00 p.m., the truck struck the bicyclist as she was riding out of a lot. The force of the impact knocked the bicyclist off the bike and she went under the truck.
Details on the cause of the accident do not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time. However, the accident is considered to be a hit & run accident involving a van striking the bicyclist.
There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Tuesday morning (August 16, 2016) in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood (some might call this the Goose Island neighborhood) in which a semi truck fatally struck a bicyclist.
According to Chicago Police, the bicycle accident happened at 8:15 a.m., as a bicyclist and semi truck were both traveling south in the 800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.